South (UK) Coast shows promise!

South (UK) Coast shows promise!

Post by jro.. » Sat, 13 Nov 1993 18:45:29


Dear UK readers,
        Looks like this is going to be the first weekend for ages with decent
winds, esp on the South coast and in the SW.  Lets keep our fingers crossed!  
Is anyone heading for the coast?  If so, then where?
        Good sailing!
        Cheers, John R
 
 
 

South (UK) Coast shows promise!

Post by Matthew Dav » Sun, 14 Nov 1993 01:33:45

Quote:

>Dear UK readers,
>    Looks like this is going to be the first weekend for ages with decent
>winds, esp on the South coast and in the SW.  Lets keep our fingers crossed!  

Here on the east coast of Ireland I have had my eye on that low for a few
days.  It does look good, and I've reorganised my weekend appropriately.
Does anyone else (UK/Ireland) suspect that this October was the least
windy since <some impressively long time ago>?

My last good sailing was in May.  Here's hoping the season starts tomorrow!

MattD
--
Matt Davey              The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the

                        stop until you get to work.

 
 
 

South (UK) Coast shows promise!

Post by David San » Tue, 16 Nov 1993 19:43:01

...

Quote:
>>        Looks like this is going to be the first weekend for ages with decent
>>winds, esp on the South coast and in the SW.  Lets keep our fingers crossed!
>Here on the east coast of Ireland I have had my eye on that low for a few
>days.  It does look good, and I've reorganised my weekend appropriately.
>Does anyone else (UK/Ireland) suspect that this October was the least
>windy since <some impressively long time ago>?
>My last good sailing was in May.  Here's hoping the season starts tomorrow!

More or less the same comments apply for Denmark. Sunday was excellent
- at last.

I was out with my 3.5m wave sail (fwiw I weigh 80kg) for only the
second time this year.  The only problem is that it felt so damded
cold  5C (not counting wind chill) -- which in this wind-strength (+
on-shore mushy waves) feels like "survival" conditions.

Here's to more of the same,

Dave.

 
 
 

South (UK) Coast shows promise!

Post by Matthew Dav » Tue, 16 Nov 1993 21:18:40

Quote:


>>My last good sailing was in May.  Here's hoping the season starts tomorrow!
>More or less the same comments apply for Denmark. Sunday was excellent
>- at last.

Yes, Saturday worked for us.  The wind direction wasn't great, but even
being nicely powered on a 5.4 and blasting was a real treat after so long.
After the initial painful reheats my hands lasted OK, and we hardly noticed
the rain.

Quote:
>Here's to more of the same,

Hear, hear.  Our college club is off to Lough Derg this coming weekend,
and are hoping for a repeat of last year where the novices had a nice day
on Saturday, and we got a real gale on the Sunday, allowing the rest of us
to show off.

Quote:
>Dave.

Matt.
--
Matt Davey              Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I

 
 
 

South (UK) Coast shows promise!

Post by jro.. » Sat, 20 Nov 1993 10:25:45

Quote:


> ...
>>>    Looks like this is going to be the first weekend for ages with decent
>>>winds, esp on the South coast and in the SW.  Lets keep our fingers crossed!

>>Here on the east coast of Ireland I have had my eye on that low for a few
>>days.  It does look good, and I've reorganised my weekend appropriately.
>>Does anyone else (UK/Ireland) suspect that this October was the least
>>windy since <some impressively long time ago>?

>>My last good sailing was in May.  Here's hoping the season starts tomorrow!

> More or less the same comments apply for Denmark. Sunday was excellent
> - at last.

> I was out with my 3.5m wave sail (fwiw I weigh 80kg) for only the
> second time this year.  The only problem is that it felt so damded
> cold  5C (not counting wind chill) -- which in this wind-strength (+
> on-shore mushy waves) feels like "survival" conditions.

> Here's to more of the same,

> Dave.

South coast lived up to expectations, providing 4.5-5m Southerly on Sturday,
and then 3.5m NWesterly on Sunday, and probably quite a bit warmer than
Denmark!  Here's to more depressions....
Cheers, John R, Oxford.